Egon Eiermann/Sep Ruf, German Pavilions, Brussels World Fair 1958 : Series: Opus 62

Egon Eiermann/Sep Ruf, German Pavilions, Brussels World Fair 1958 : Series: Opus 62

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Text in English and German. Architects Egon Eiermann and Sep Ruf created The German Pavilions at the 1958 Brussels World Fair. Walter Rossow was landscape and garden planner, and Hans Schwippert responsible for the exhibition programme. The architects placed eight pavilions of different sizes on a square ground plan, linked by bridge-style walkways and surrounding an inner courtyard. This courtyard created a peaceful garden which allowed visitors to look through the linking bridges to the outside world. The pavilions were raised off the ground by a plinth of clay-yellow brick, which gave the impression they were floating. From the outside, their floors showed outside as black bands in front of which was a network of white-painted steel tubes, forming a kind of filigree epidermis. The wooden floors in red pine matchboarding were reminiscent of classical sailing yachts. Blinds were set at the outer edge of the ceilings that when lowered transformed the open impression into a closed, cubic impression. Le Figaro remarked about the pavilions: The Germans have created an exhibition of exemplary lucidity, treated delicately and with an entirely Parisian grace.


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Details

Author(s)
Immo Boyken, Heinrich Heidersberger, Eberhard Troeger
Format
Hardback | 60 pages
Dimensions
289 x 311 x 11.18mm | 794g
Publication date
15 Nov 2007
Publisher
Edition Axel Menges
Publication City/Country
Fellbach, Germany
Language
German
Edition
Bilingual edition
Edition Statement
Bilingual
Illustrations note
b/w photos & illus
ISBN10
3932565622
ISBN13
9783932565625
Bestsellers rank
925,264